Equity and Human Rights Commission

Launched on 1 October 2007, the aim of the Equity and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is to help Britain develop in a way that values the ideals that most of us hold dear – respect, freedom, equality, dignity and fairness.

These are also the core principles that underpin ‘human rights’ – the basic rights and freedoms that belong to all of us as human beings.

The role of the EHRC is to:

  • Ensure people are aware of their rights and how to use them
  • Work with employers, service providers and organisations to help them develop best practice
  • Work with policymakers, lawyers and the Government to make sure that social policy and the law promote equality
  • Use our powers to enforce the laws that are already in place

For more information about the EHRC please visit www.equalityhumanrights.com.

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